Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Renter Character Concepts.

Janice and her Landlord.
She is too cartoony and he is not cartoony enough!

Her hands are like "Derp! Hand! Derpy derp!"

Monday, November 22, 2010


HI, does anyone know why my images don't get bigger when you click on 'em? They sure used to!

Saturday night I spilled wine on Katie.

I texted her on Sunday to apologize.

She said we should maybe get me a cone.

I said it would probably be a good idea if we also filled it with cereal.

I thought I'd take a break from IP to experiment with illustrator a bit. I learned a lot. But photoshop is still king around here. Also I just downloaded ART RAAAAAGE and I'm really excited to play with it.

Also I am aping pretty much everything in this image so juuuuuuuust shut your mouth. LisaDuBoisMikeKrahulik

But I like Katie's hair. And signature earrings, and legwarmers. And pocket skirt.

But that stool needs to be less of an afterthought.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I'm always mentioning Stephen Biesty and his cross sections. I need to get more of his books. I only have "Incredible Cross Sections" I don't think this one is in there:
Homeboy doesn't use a ruler. Like whaaaaat

EDIT: weird, it won't get bigger. Well, here it is elsewhere.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sommin' from werk.

I never show people what I do at work. Here's what I did all day today.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Works in progress

I didnt want to post these until they were finished, but I guess I should prove that I've been doing something. First image is Katie Eberts in a dream I recently had. I started doodling it as a small joke, but it is becoming more and more serious. Jesus I mean I spent a whole weekend on it and then several evenings after that. And the whole time I'm like...what does this have to do with anything? I guess we'll see when it's done.

Next is something I started yesterday while watching Legion on Netflix watch instantly. That movie made me want to give up watching movies forever. What a piece of garbage. A while ago I bought a comic with the same name and thought maybe that this was the same deal, because that was also about the apocalypse. Oh my god, that comic- it was so good. Think of the most violent, gory thing you've ever seen and triple its effect. It was about a musician who played a certain song, an artist who made a certain color and...seriously, I just tried finding it online and I cant, which worries me, because my copy has disappeared. Anyway these 3 creative people make 3 things in their own respective media and it brings about the apocalypse. Which is the scariest apocalypse I've ever read. Towers made out of body parts, etc. Auuuughhh I wish I could find it, it was so great. Anyway, futuristic girl in her underpants, smoking a cigarette, pretty classsic...cigarettes are like the only props I can ever come up with, besides guns, and I only vaguely know what guns look like.

But this illustration, and others of its type that I have seen, have really got me thinking about digital inks again. I had recently become something of a brush purist...for some reason? Even though I would probably pick Darrow over Smith in the battle of Geofs/Jeffs. I can't really say why I got so into it. It's like I read Bone and got too obsessed, so when I had independent study with Joe I brought the whole damn book in and said "I want to do this!" Then of course Blankets is great...but both those comics are black and white, and I am so obsessed with color, and a lot of the time I just don't think color looks that great with brushed ink.

Plus Brush-inks make me so nervous sometimes I stop working for days and days at a time...because, you know, if I don't start working I can't possibly screw up. That is never my attitude towards digital media. I dive right in, sometimes stupidly, and became really engrossed right away. Also I find scanning ink really stressful. Also I may be getting my hands on a cintiq soon, thanks to a very special client. And that would change everything, wouldn't it? I dont know. I always feel like being extremely prolific when I sit in front of a cintiq. But I am worried that if I did get one I would never leave my apartment again.

Digital ink? Real ink? What do you think?